In pictures: Swimmers brave the elements in Christmas Day dip

Swimmers take the plunge at King Edward's Bay, Newcastle
Swimmers take the plunge at King Edward's Bay, Newcastle
Estelle Zauner Maughan and Kerri Elston Doherty of the King Edward's Bay swimmers take to the water
Estelle Zauner Maughan and Kerri Elston Doherty of the King Edward's Bay swimmers take to the water
A chilly start to the day
A chilly start to the day
These brave swimmers will be ready for their Christmas dinner
These brave swimmers will be ready for their Christmas dinner
The King Edward's Bay swimmers make a splash in the North East
The King Edward's Bay swimmers make a splash in the North East